The University of Canberra Wunderkammer Exhibition is a display of objects, works of art and decorative items from across the different University Collections held on campus and brought together in a manner to resemble the origins of modern museums. About the exhibitionThe University of Canberra Collections consist of the Art Collection, Matthias Geological Collection, Ecology Wet and Dry Specimens Collection, Indigenous Teaching Collection, Australian National Museum of Education, Rare Books Collection, Nursing Historical Collection and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The exhibition features 50 items of significance from across all collections and some of the objects presented have rarely been on public display before. The Wunderkammer concept goes back to the 15th Century where private collectors, often princes of the realm, collected a wide range of objects or provided patronage for scholars who collected specimens on their behalf. The objects were often displayed in an eclectic but aesthetic manner in rooms and suites specifically set aside for them. The collections served as a projection of regal power as princes could demonstrate through their collections mastery of the world, knowledge and learning. Each display cabinet will have a selection of objects set out in an aesthetic manner to replicate the Wunderkammers of old. One of the most intriguing aspects of this form of display is how the placement of objects aesthetically will interact with both the viewer and each other.
Do you have what it takes? Are you tough enough to give to a child doing it tough? Do you want to give back to the community? The Student-led knitting project meets once a week to knit teddies for kids who are having a tough time. Come along to our meetings one a week to chat and knit up a storm. ***All supplies provided ***Dont know how to knit? We will teach you!
Are you interested in salary packaging but not sure what it is, how it works or what the benefits are? Drop in to see our local consultant, Greg Rankin and have a chat about what options are available for you through the University's Salary Packaging partnership with Maxxia. Can't make it? Feel free to contact Greg directly on 0421 032 046 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBookings are not required.
On behalf of Benedict Sheehy, Head of School at the Canberra Law School, you are invited to an evening cocktail reception at the exclusive QT Lounge to celebrate the next chapter of the Canberra Law School.The evening will be a social and networking gathering for distinguished alumni, judges and members of the profession. Hear from Linda Crebbin former CEO of ACT Legal Aid Commission as well as time to mingle and catch up with other alumni and colleagues.We look forward to seeing you there and ask that you RSVP by Thursday 5 September.
Celebrating the University of Canberra’s First ChancellorYou are Invited to the Launch ofJean BlackburnEducation, feminism and social justiceby Craig Campbell and Debra HayesTo be launched by Professor Barbara Pamphilon AM, Interim Dean, Faculty of Education University of Canberra and assisted by Ph.D. StudentsEvent Details: Date:Tuesday 17 September, 2019 Time: 4.00pm for 5.15pm followed by refreshments and the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Lecture which will commence at 6pm. “Jean Blackburn is one of Australia's truly remarkable womenof modern times.” — Michael Pusey“Australian education still needs Jean Blackburn.” — Susan Ryan Australian National Museum of Education Annual LectureFollowing the Book Launch we will be hosting the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Annual Lecture. Presenting is Leading Technology and Education Academic, Professor Robert Fitzgerald Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Strategy, Charles Darwin University will speak on Mindstorms 4.0: Children, technology and learningProfessor Fitzgerald has built an international reputation for innovation in education design in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, working with schools and universities in Australia and internationally.A MUST FOR ALL STEM EDUCATORS AND OTHER TECHNOCRATSHistorical Perspectives on Education Series, No 13Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019Time: 5.15pm for 6.00pm
The Melanie Swan Movie Night is back for 2019 and you're invited to join in the fun at Palace Electric!Get your crew together for a screening of 'Judy' starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland circa 1969 as she arrives in London for a run of sell-out concerts.The movie night raises vital funds to support the University of Canberra cancer research being spearheaded by Professor Sudha Rao.Professor Rao and her team are leading the fight against cancer in the ACT and are on the brink of significant advancements in the prevention and treatment of metastatic cancer.Help support this incredible research by attending the movie fundraising evening, in honour of Melanie Swan, who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer.You will be able to hear directly from Professor Rao to learn more about this incredible research taking place in Canberra.Key DetailsWhen: Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00 PMWhere: Palace Electric CinemaDress: CasualParking: available under the cinemaMovie: Judy starring Renee ZellweggerTicket cost: $70 + GSTYour ticket includes admission to the movie, glass of wine/beer, popcorn, choc top, water and a Swarovski crystal necklace valued at $70.
We love supporting women and celebrating the University of Canberra community who are changing the world and shaking things up - one step at a time. Please join the Office of Advancement at our annual Women's Breakfast with your MC for the morning, the incredible Virginia Haussegger AM, as we hear from inspiring speakers including Kate Munari and Professor Sudha Rao. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the National Portrait Gallery, network the room and throw your support behind a truly inspiring cause; the UC Cancer Research Fund.